Myanmar Featured Stories

  • Duncan Boughton and Elisabeth Paymal 05/16/2018

    “One Team” Approach to Accelerating Technology Adoption in Myanmar

    Experience in many countries has shown that when farmers, researchers and extension work together to evaluate improved technology it is more likely to be adopted on a sustained basis.

  • Ben Belton, Mateusz Filipski and Elisabeth Paymal 03/22/2018

    What Is a Value Chain? The Example of Aquaculture

    Aquaculture (fish farming) is a fast growing economic sector in SE Asia. Farmed fish is an integral part of the poor diet, and contributes to food security.

  • Ben Belton 03/08/2018

    Let Them Eat Carp

    Fish farms (aquaculture) are helping to fight hunger. An article by B. Belton (FSP Myanmar team) in The Conversation

  • Ben Belton and Saweda Liverpool-Tasie 03/01/2018

    The Economist: How the Growth of Cities Changes Farming

    Ben Belton and Saweda Liverpool-Tasie in The Economist, Feb 15, 2018

  • Kyan Htoo and Khaing Wah Soe, December 2017 12/08/2017

    “Freedom of Crop Choice” Brings Prosperity to Myanmar’s Farmers

    Until recently, the government of Myanmar, previously named Burma, forced all farmers with designated paddy land to grow rice on these plots. The goal was to ensure national self-sufficiency in rice production. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP) in Myanmar has advocated for relaxing these restrictions, to allow farmers the freedom to farm whichever crops they prefer. The government was responsive to these messages, and lifted restrictions on the choice of field crops that could be grown on paddy land. Already, after only a couple of years, the change in crop management has allowed farmers to generate much more income from crops such as beans.

  • FSP Myanmar Team 06/30/2017

    Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey: Results and Dissemination Workshop

    A workshop to present the results from a detailed study of aquaculture, agriculture and the rural economy in 40 villages in four townships in Yangon and Ayeyawaddy Regions. Yangon, Myanmar. June 30, 2017.

  • Ben Belton 06/01/2017

    Feeding on Farm Fish

    Aquaculture sector is fast developing in Myanmar and South East Asia. What are the nutritional differences between farm fish and wild fish? It's about micronutrients. An FSP blog on Agrilinks.

  • Ben Belton, Mateusz Filipski and Chaoran Hu 05/15/2017

    Aquaculture in Myanmar: A survey

    Fish farming plays an increasingly important role in Myanmar fish supply. This survey results provide a comprehensive ‘benchmark’ of the characteristics of inland aquaculture and provides policy recommendations.

  • Aung Htun 03/18/2017

    Off-farm Employment around Yangon: Survey Results

    Off-farm employment is the sole source of earnings for 56% rural households around Yangon and it provides 78% of rural households income.

  • Myat Thida Win and Aye Mya Thinzar 01/05/2017

    The Acceleration of Mechanization in the Agricultural Sector

    Factors toward Agricultural Mechanization in Burma

  • Burma Group 01/05/2017

    Rural Development Strategy for Mon State

    Recommendations toward a rural development strategy for Mon State based on analysis of current evidence.

  • Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, L. Seng Kham, Ulrike Nischan, Thomas Reardon, Duncan Boughton 01/05/2017

    Aquaculture Value Chain in Burma

    In Myanmar, fish is the leading purveyor of animal protein and the lead provider of micronutrients, important especially for child development. Nearly as much is spent on fish (14% of food expenditure) as on rice (19% of food expenditure).